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1 © BLR ® Business & Legal Resources 1112 Alabama Retail is committed to partnering with our members to create and keep safe workplaces. Be sure to check out all of the training tools that are available in our Safety Library. This training tool is brought to you by

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3 Session Objectives Recognize extreme weather driving hazards Identify appropriate safe driving precautions for different weather conditions Prepare yourself and your vehicle for any kind of weather Prevent accidents and reach your destination safely when driving in extreme weather conditions

4 © BLR ® Business & Legal Resources 1112 Prequiz: How Much Do You Know? When driving in fog, you should use your high beams for better visibility. Your vehicle could float in as little as 24 inches of water. If your vehicle skids, steer in the direction you want the rear end to go. In bad weather, decrease following distance. © BLR ® Business & Legal Resources 1112

5 Effect of Bad Weather On Driving Safety Visibility decreases Visibility decreases Braking distance increases Braking distance increases Control of the vehicle decreases Control of the vehicle decreases The risk of accidents increases The risk of accidents increases The risk of breakdown increases The risk of breakdown increases © BLR ® Business & Legal Resources 1112

6 Allow extra time Turn on lights Slow down Stay alert Increase following distance Prepare for stops Get off the road if unsafe 7 Basic Rules for Driving in Extreme Weather

7 © BLR ® Business & Legal Resources 1112 Weather Reports © BLR ® Business & Legal Resources 1112 Check the weather before you go!

8 © BLR ® Business & Legal Resources 1112 Emergency Kit Flares/triangles Flashlight Tire jack and tools Inflated spare First-aid kit Jumper cables

9 © BLR ® Business & Legal Resources 1112 Emergency Kit (cont.) Spill-proof container of sand Ice scraper Blanket Emergency food and water

10 © BLR ® Business & Legal Resources 1112 Vehicle Safety Check Brakes Lights Wipers Fluids Gas Tires

11 © BLR ® Business & Legal Resources 1112 Extreme Weather Driving: 7 Basic Safety Rules Allow extra time Turn on lights Slow down Stay alert Increase following distance Prepare for stops Get off the road if unsafe

12 © BLR ® Business & Legal Resources 1112 Review Do you understand: Effects of bad weather on driving safety? Basic rules for extreme weather driving? Weather reports? Emergency kit? Vehicle safety check?

13 © BLR ® Business & Legal Resources 1112 Rain Reduce speed Use windshield wipers and headlights Use the defroster Be careful in light rain Brake gently when roads are wet Slow down for large puddles Pull over if you cant see well © BLR ® Business & Legal Resources 1112

14 Flooding Major cause of highways deaths Engine could stall Never drive through floods Leave the car for higher ground © BLR ® Business & Legal Resources 1112

15 Fog Reduce speed and increase following distance Use low beams Avoid passing Use road lines as guide Get off the road © BLR ® Business & Legal Resources 1112

16 Snow and Ice Clear windshield completely Use wipers, defroster, and headlights Reduce speed Brake gradually Watch for ice Drive defensively Wear sunglasses © BLR ® Business & Legal Resources 1112

17 Stranded? Call for help Stay in the car Make car visible Run heat only periodically © BLR ® Business & Legal Resources 1112

18 Handling Skids Slow down Avoid fast turns and sharp braking Ease off the gas Steer in the direction you want to go Keep your foot off the brake

19 © BLR ® Business & Legal Resources 1112 Extreme Wind Reduce speed Keep both hands on the wheel Increase following distance Be careful passing © BLR ® Business & Legal Resources 1112

20 Tornadoes and Hurricanes Dont drive unless you have to Dont try to outrun a tornado Bring essentials Follow evacuation routes © BLR ® Business & Legal Resources 1112

21 Check coolant Watch temperature gauge Take driving breaks Use low gear Turn off AC Extreme Heat

22 © BLR ® Business & Legal Resources 1112 Earthquakes Slow down gradually Dont stop near things that could fall on you Watch out for mud or rock slides Stay in your car until shaking stops

23 © BLR ® Business & Legal Resources 1112 Driving through swiftly moving water Passing on a two-way road in fog Keeping both hands on wheel in windy conditions Trying to outrun a nearby tornado Slowing down when it starts to rain Maintaining following distance of 2 seconds in snow Getting off the road if you cant see road lines in fog Safe or Unsafe?

24 © BLR ® Business & Legal Resources 1112 Do you understand: Rain? Floods? Fog? Snow/ice? Extreme wind? Tornadoes/hurricanes? Extreme heat? Earthquakes? Review

25 © BLR ® Business & Legal Resources 1112 Key Points to Remember Extreme weather driving is challenging and hazardous. Be aware of hazards and precautions. Being prepared and cautious in extreme weather can prevent accidents.


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